The purpose of this study is to identify the motivational patterns of one group of risk recreators (mountain climbers) and determine if these patterns changed as a function of experience in the activity. In this study, the sample consisted of high-altitude mountaineers attempting to climb Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska.
Ewert, Alan W.
"Playing the Edge: Motivation and Risk Taking in a High-Altitude Wilderness-like Environment,"
Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments:
1, Article 2.